Written by: Nadeen N. Risi, MS, RDN, LDN

This easy protein can be a great addition to any meal and it can be prepped ahead of time – spend 30 minutes on the weekend and have most of a meal already made for the week. Sweet and spicy, these meatballs can be paired up with so many options such as lentils, a salad, or stir fry dishes.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Makes: 6 servings (6 meatballs each)

Ingredients:

For the meatballs:

2 pounds 98% lean ground turkey

1 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs

2 eggs

1/4 cup green onions, chopped

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the sauce:

1/2 cup Sriracha

3 tablespoons coconut aminos (use low sodium soy sauce as an alternative)

3 tablespoons rice vinegar

3 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix turkey, breadcrumbs, eggs, green onions, garlic powder, salt and pepper until well combined.
  3. Use a small cookie scoop to shape the meatballs. If you do not have a cookie scoop, roll into 1 ½ inch balls with your hands. It will make 36 meatballs. Place them, spaced apart, on a baking sheet lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until browned and cooked through.
  5. While baking, mix all the sauce ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Make sure to whisk continuously so it does not stick to the pan or burn.
  6. Once boiling, lower heat to simmer for about 10 minutes. The sauce will start to thicken and then remove from heat and set aside.
  7. When meatballs are cooked completely, toss with the Sriracha sauce. Serve immediately with your favorite grain and vegetables.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: ­­­­­­­­6 meatballs

Calories: 257, Fat: 5.1g, Protein: 40g, Carbohydrates: 15g, Fiber: 1.5g, Sodium: 610mg

Adapted from: https://www.eatyourselfskinny.com/honey-sriracha-glazed-meatballs/

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